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Ecology, Community and Lifestyle: Outline of a Philosophy

By: Arne Naess

224 pages, Figs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Nov 1990 | #10230 | ISBN: 0521348730
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Hardback | Mar 1989 | #5886 | ISBN: 0521344069
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Translated and Revised by David Rothenberg
Over the past 20 years the name of Arne Naess has become increasingly well-known in the worldwide environmental movement. His distinction between shallow and deep trends in environmental issues has spawned the deep ecology movement in the USA. This book outlines the main aspects of his thought.

'This long awaited work is an updated and thoroughly revised translation of Okologi, Samfunn og Livsstil in Norwegian. Naess is the acknowledged founder of 'deep ecology' and a respected authority in semantics, the philosophy of science and the thinking of Spinoza and Ghandi. This book is both a philosophical primer and a handbook on strategy and tactics for thoughtful environmentalists.' Trends in Ecology and Evolution 'I would add Naess' book to that very short list of works in environmental philosophy that speak to us from the depths of a life well and thoughtfully lived, a life which has engendered wisdom and with it care, responsiveness, and a sense of responsibility to the earth.' Jim Cheney '... this book is understandable even for the uninitiated, and practical for anyone wanting to reduce their adverse impacts on the Earth.' John Davis, Earth First! Journal


Translator's preface; Introduction: ecosophy T - from intuition to system David Rothenberg; 1. The environmental crisis and the deep ecological movement; 2. From ecology to ecosophy; 3. Fact and value: basic norms; 4. Ecosophy, technology, and lifestyle; 5. Economics within ecosophy; 6. Ecopolitics within ecosophy; 7. Ecosophy T: unity and diversity of life; Bibliography; Index.

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